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A lesbian couple and a photographer say they were asked to leave a park in Richmond, Ky., after the couple kissed.
WKYT-TV and The Richmond Register report that Cheri Chenault and her partner, Destiny Keith, were having maternity photos taken by photographer Jessica Miller-Poole when a gatekeeper at E.C. Million Memorial Park told them they had to leave due to inappropriate behavior.
A park employee told the newspaper this week that manager Adam Arvin was not available for comment.
Richmond Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Sandra Anez-Powell says there’s no law against telling the couple to leave because the city doesn’t have a non-discrimination ordinance. She said the commission has tried unsuccessfully for four years to get such an ordinance passed.
The Fairness Coalition said in a statement that local residents are planning to call attention to the need for protections in Madison County.
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